MLB Home Run Derby: How to watch, when it starts and more

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MLB Home Run Derby: How to watch, when it starts and more

Schwarber put the pressure on Harper in the final round by clubbing 18 home runs, but the six-time All-Star delivered in crunch time to earn a thrilling win in front of his home fans.

It was at this point that Harper went completely out of his mind. The only players to win the Derby in their home park are Todd Frazier in 2015 and Ryne Sandberg in 1990.

In the midst of it all - and in the middle of trying season - Harper grabbed the microphone and said: "This crowd: Wow!" I was fortunate enough for him to ask me to do it, and I was happy I could at least get locked in for a minute and get him over that hump. After a slow start, however, Schwarber caught up and hit 5 homers in the final 30 seconds to best Hoskins by one.

The Home Run Derby is arguably more exciting that the All-Star Game itself.

In the end, the only bump in the road I see for Schwarber and Baez reaching the 2018 Home Run Derby Finale would be a weak round from either competitor. He did great. So I'm really proud of him. "The crowd is behind him".

So, instead of Judge and Stanton rattling the rafters like past year, the Derby featured All-Star leadoff hitter Javier Báez, Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, Atlanta Braves slugger Freddie Freeman and three non-All-Stars - Schwarber, Philadelphia Phillies left fielder-first baseman Rhys Hoskins and Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy. "You just accept your fate there".

In the fitting fashion, the final round also ended in a nailbiter. It was an incredible moment, not only for me but for this organization and the Nationals fans. I mean, this is the whole city of D.C. "It's a lot of fun to be able to enjoy that with them".

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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